Max Fleischer’s 1917 patent application for the Rotoscope

Visual-effects makers: How’s that ramen tasting?

Bosses gloat over exorbitant movie profits while visual-effects makers subsist on cheap instant noodles, in a mordant editorial cartoon by visual-effects artist Jesse Mesa Toves, which responds to projections that Hollywood profits may reach $12 billion in 2014

FYRO Macedonia Still from MOTHERS

European Film Promotion screens 13 Oscar contenders 2010 November 3-10 in Beverly Hills

Academy Award contenders from 13 European countries will be screened in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) for Academy members, film professionals, and American Film Market (AFM) attendees. The industry screenings — which are hosted by European Film Promotion — will run from 2010 November 3 to November 10, coinciding with the AFM. Cinema Minima’s guide to the screenings includes the complete schedule, and is indexed by country and by title.